My Trust roles are Group Medical Director for the central locality (Newcastle & Gateshead) & Consultant Psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry.
I am chair of the Mental Health Legislation Steering Group for Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
As a senior manager & leader in the Trust I have expertise in managing medical vacancy challenges.
I offer medical assessment to the Trust repatriation contract group. This assessment supports repatriation of patients in an out of area placements and I was invited by the Department of Health to work with the group defining out of area placements and recommending data measurements to increase understanding of this key component of national mental health policy.
Nationally I hold roles concerning outcomes & payment in mental health:
- Royal College of Psychiatrists Specialist Advisor for Payment Systems.
- Lead for Outcomes in Mental Health for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- I sit on the Mental Health Data Information Programme Board which is hosted by the Department of Health
- I represent the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the steering group of the National Confidential Enquiry for Patient Outcomes & Deaths.